Shakespeare Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Design Team member Anna Hollingworth of Leximbue Journals created a fabulous Shakespeare Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will be totally inspired by this series!Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will step out of the way and let Anna tell you all about her lovely project…
Hello everyone I hope you are having a lovely summer and enjoying your crafting! I would like to introduce you to The Bard. This journal is dedicated to Shakespeare and his wonderful contribution to the world! I was spoiled for choice again with the wealth of images and ephemera offered in the collection of bundles that are on the Graphics Fairy Premium membership site. In my mind, Shakespeare’s works belong inside a red book!
Hence the choice of this cover which comes from the Book Covers and Tintypes bundle. I have created ridges on the spine and the cover has been varnished to create a rustic ‘leather’ effect. I used gold gilding wax to complement the aging and timeless value of a journal.
I made these tabs of Theatrical Characters that are floating on the side of the journal. They were just perfect for this project and I fussy cut them and aged them. I added the remaining of the characters inside a page, creating a bunting effect by attaching them on gold thread.
The endpapers come from the Marbled Endpapers bundle. I printed them on 120 gsm (about 32 lb) ivory paper and they look just like the original marbled papers would have looked. I aged them around to create this vintage look. The colors went very well with the deep red of the cover.
The foldout theater plan is waiting there like a surprise for whoever decides to seek it. This page is one of my favorite ones in this journal because it promises the delights for the audience that will be seated there
SHAKESPEARE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Get the Full video Tour of my Art Journal on YouTube below:
The bundles that I have used in this occasion are the following:
- Book Covers and Tintypes
- Royalty Images
- Antique Sheet Music
- Theatrical Characters
- European Renaissance
- Ballerina Fairies
- Romantic French Frames
- Shakespearean Women
- Wallpaper Samples (for pockets and tuck spots)
- Marbled Endpapers
- Royal Life
- Bibliophile Ephemera
You will be able to find my work when you follow this link:
Enjoy your creativity and stay safe,
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